(AJC) -- Evelyn Lowery, the wife of civil rights leader Joseph E. Lowery, died overnight in her Atlanta home.
She was 88.
Lowery, the founder of SCLC/W.O.M.E.N. (Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now), suffered a stroke on Sept. 18 and had been hospitalized for a week. She returned home from the hospital on Wednesday, after doctors told the family that her condition would remain critical.